"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Damon was ready to retire before last season

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, Johnny Damon was ready to walk away from baseball last spring with three years and $39 million remaining on his contract.

"I was just exhausted .... Burnt out,'' Damon told SI.com Tuesday. "[Retirement] definitely crossed my mind."

After a few days, Damon decided to return. "I knew these guys needed me,'' Damon said with a smile. How true that was.
Damon is in much better shape this spring and is overly confident.

From Peter Abraham:
“I’m ready to go out there and prove to everyone that I’m still a pretty good player. I’ve been pretty consistent over my career. But when you talk about good players in the league my name hardly comes up and I don‘t think that’s right. I need to go out there and show them.”
I love this attitude from Damon, and hopefully he delivers. He can still provide a spark from the leadoff spot and he is a much better option in left field than Hideki Matsui is.


Anonymous said...

he should have retired he blows

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